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Acts of the General Assembly : 

1. Establishing the University, . 

2. For Raising Funds 

3. Re-appointment of Trustees, .... 

4. Prohibiting the sale of Spirituous or Malt Liquors, 

Ordinances of the Trustees : 


Executive Committee, ..... 
Laws for the Government of the University : 
Chap. 1. Of the Faculty, . . . ' . 


' " Bursar, ..... 
' " Librarian, .... 
' " Literary Societies, . . , 
' Admission into the University, . 
' Collegiate Duties and Restrictions, 
' Deportment of Students, 

Religion — Morals — Intemperance* 

Duelling — Prohibited Articles, 

Towards the Faculty, . 
' Examinations — Commencement 

Exercises — College Marshals, 
' Punishments, . . . . 












[Passed at the Session of 1789.] 

Whereas in all well-regulated Governments, it is the indispensable 
Duty of every Legislature to consu It the Happiness of a rising Gener- 
ation, and endeavor to tit them for an honorable discharge of the social 
duties of life, by paying the strictest attention to their Education : — 
And whereas an University supported by permanent funds, and 
well-endowed would have the most direct tendency to answer tb« 
above purpose : 

I. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the Slate of 
North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same, 
That Samuel Johnston, James Iredell, Charles Johnson, Hugh William- 
son, Stephen Cabarrus, Richard Dobbs Spaight, William Blount, Ben- 
jamin Williams, John Sitgreaves Frederick Harget, Robert W. Snead, 
Archibald Maclaine, Hon. Samuel Ashe, Robert Dixon, Benjamin 
Smith, Hon. Samuel Spencer, John Hay, James Hogg, Henry William 
Harrington, William Barry Grove, Rev. Samuel MCorkle, Adlai 0»- 
borne, John Stokes, John Hamilton, Joseph Graham, Hon. John Wil- 
liams, Thomas Person, Alfred Moore, Alexander Mebane, Joel Ixme 
Willie Jones, Benjamin Hawkins, John Haywood, Senior, John Macon, 
William Richardson Davie, Joseph Dixon, William Lenoir, Joseph M- 
Dowall, James Holland and William Porter, Esquires, shall be and 
they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be 
known and distinguished by the name of The Trustees of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina ; and by that name shall have perpetual Suc- 
cession, and a common Seal ; and that they, the Trustees and their 
Successors, by the name aforesaid, or a Majority of them, shall l>* 

able and capable in Law to take, demand, receive and possess all mon- 
ies, goods and Chattels that shall be given them for the use of the 
said University, and the same apply according to the will of the do- 
nors, and by gift, purchase or devise to take, have, receive, pos- 
sess, enj oy and retain to them and their Successors forever, any Lands, 
Rents, Tenements and Hereditaments, of what kind, nature or qual- 
ity soever the same may be, in special trust and confidence that 
the same, or the profits thereof shall be applied to and for the use and 
purposes of establishing and endowing the said University. 

II. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid. That the said Trus- 
tees and their Successors, or a majority of them, by the name afore- 
said, shall be able and capable in Law to bargain, sell, grant, devisjj, 
alien or dispose of, and convey and assure to the purchasers, any such 
Lands, Rents, Tenements and Hereditaments aforesaid, when the con- 
dition of the grant to them, or the will of the divisor, does not forbid 
it. And further, that they the said Trustees, and their Successors 
forever, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, by 
the name aforesaid, to sue and implead, be sued and impleaded, an- 
swer and be answered in all Courts of Record whatsoever ; and they 
shall have power to open and receive Subscriptions, and in general 
they shall and may do all such things as are usua ly done by 
Bodies corporate and politic, or such as may be necessary for the pro- 
motion of learning and virtue. 

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the 
said Trustees, in order to carry the present Act into effect, shall meet 
at Fayetteville, on the third Monday of the Session of the next Gen- 
eral Assembly, at which time they shall choose a President and Secre- 
tary ; and shall then fix the time of their next annual meeting ; and 
at. every annual meeting of the Trustees, the members present, with 
the President and Treasurer, shall be a quorum to do any business or 
a majority of the members, without either of those officers, shall be 
a quorum ; but at their first meeting as above directed, there shall be 
at least fifteen of the above Trustees presont, in order to proceed to 
business ; and the Trustees at their annual meeting may appoint spe- 
cial meetings within the year : or in case unforeseen accidents shall 
render a meeting necessary, the Secretary, by order of the President 
and any two of the Trustees, signified to him in writing, shall by par- 

ticular notice to each Trustee, as well as by an advertisement in the 
State Gazette, convene the Trustees at the time proposed by the Pres- 
ilent; and the members thus convened shall be a quorum, to do 
any business except the appointment of a President or Professors in 
the University, or the disposal or appropriation of monies ; but in 
case of the death or resignation of the President or any Professor, the 
Trustees thus convened may supply the place until the next annual 
meeting of the Board of Trustees and no longer ; and the meeting at 
which the seat of the said University shall be fixed, shall be advertised in 
the Gazette of this State at least six months, and notice in manner 
aforesaid to each of the Trustees of the object of said meeting. 

IV. And be it farther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the 
Trustees shall elect and commission some person to be Treasurer 
for the said University during the term of two years ; which Treas- 
urer shall enter into bond with sufficient securities to the Governor for 
the time being, in the sum of five thousand pounds, conditioned for 
the faithful discharge of his office, and the trust reposed in him; and 
that all monies and chattels belonging to the said Corporation that 
shall be in his hands at the exoiration of his office, shall then be im- 
mediately paid and delivered into the hands of the succeeding Treas- 
urer ; and every Treasurer shall receive all monies, donations, gifts 
bequests and charities whatsoever, that may belong or accrue to the 
said University during his office, and at the expiration thereof shall 
account with the Trustees for the same, and the same pay and deliver 
over to the succeeding Treasurer ; and on his neglect or refusal to pay 
and deliver as aforesaid, the same method of recovery may be had 
against him, as is or may be provided for the recovery of Monies from 
Sheriffs or other persons chargeable with public monies ; and the 
Treasurer of the University shall cause annually to be published in 
the State Gazette, for the satisfaction of the subscribers and benefac- 
tors, a list of all monies and other things by him received for the said 
University, either by subscription, donation, legacy or otherwise, un- 
der the penalty of one hundred pounds, to be recovered at the suit of 
the Attorney General, in the name of the Governor for the time be- 
ing, in any Court of record having cognizance thereof and the mon- 
ies arising from such Penalties shall be appropriated to the use of 
the said University. 


V. Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all mon- 
ies received by the Treasurer of the said University, shall be annually 
paid by him to the Treasurer of the State, who is hereby authorized 
and ordered to give a receipt to the said Treasurer of the University 
in behalf of the said Trustees, for all such sums by him received ; 
and thesaid Treasurer shall pay annually unto the Treasurer of said Uni- 
versity, six per cent interest on all such sums received by him in the 
manner aforesaid ; which amount of interest paid by the State Treas- 
urer as aforesaid, shall be allowed to him in the settlement of his ac- 
counts ; and the said Trustees shall on no event or pretence whatsoev- 
er, appropriate or make use of the Principal of the monies by them 
received on subscription, but such Principal shall be and remain as a 
permanent fund for the use and support of the said University for- 

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That on 
the death, refusal to act, resignation or removal out of the State, of 
any of the Trustees for the time being, it shall be lawful for the re- 
maining Trustees, or any fifteen of them, and they are hereby author- 
ized and required to elect and appoint one or more Trustees in the 
place of such Trustee or Trustees dead, refusing to act, resigned or re- 
moved, which Trustee or Trustees so appointed, shall be vested with 
the same powers, trust and authorities, as the Trustees are by virtue 
of this Act. Provided nevertheless, That the Trustee or Trustees so 
appointed, shall reside in the Superior Court District where the per- 
son or persons reside in whose room he or they shall be so elected. 

VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That when 
the Trustees ohall deem the funds of the said University adequate to 
the purchase of a necessary quantity of laDd and erecting the proper 
Buildings, they shall direct a meeting of the said Trustees for the pur- 
pose of fixing on and purchasing a healthy and convenient situation 
which shall not be situate within five miles of the permanent seat of Gov- 
ernment, or any of the places of holding the Courts of Law or Equi- 
ty ; which meeting shall be advertised at least six months in some Ga- 
lette in this State, and at such Superior Courts as may happen with- 
in that time. 

VIII. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the 
Trustees shall have the power of appointing a President of the Uni- 


versity, and such Professors and Tutors as to them shall appear neo- 
essary and proper, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability 
or neglect of duty ; and they shall have the power to make all such 
laws and regulations for the government of the University and preser- 
Tation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in such 
Seminaries, and as to them may appear necessary ; provided the same 
are not contrary to the inalienable liberty of a citizen, or to the laws 
of the State. And the Faculty of the University, that is to say, the 
President and Professors, by and with the consent of the Trustees, 
shall have the power of conferring all such degrees or marks of lite- 
rary distinction, as are usually conferred in Colleges or Universities. 

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That eve- 
ry person who within the term of five years, shall subscribe ten pounds 
towards this University, to be paid within five years, at five equal an- 
nual payments, shall be entitled to have one Student educated at the 
University, free from any expense of Tuition. 

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the 
public hall of the Library and four of the Colleges shall be called sev- 
erally by the names of one or another of the six persons who shall 
within four years contribute the largest sums towards the funds of 
this University, the highest subscriber or donor, having choice in the 
order of their respective donations. And a book shall be kept in the 
Library ofthe University, in which shall be fairly entered the names 
and places of residence of every benefactor to this Seminary, in order 
that posterity may be infoimed to whim they are indebted for the 
measure of learning and good morals that may prevail in the State. 

An Act for raising a Fund for Erecting the Bijld- 
ings, and for the support of 'the university of north 

[Passed at the StSBion of 1789.] 

Whereas the General Assembly by their Act entitled, An Act. to 
establish a University in this State, passed on the eleventh day of De- 
cember Instant, have declared that a University shall be established 
and erected in this State, which shall be called and known by the 
name of The University of North Carolina : A nd whereas adequate 


funds will be found to be the means which will most effectually insure 
to the State the advantages to be hoped and expected from such an 
Institution : 

I. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 
North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 
That a gift of all monies due and owing to the public of North Caro- 
lina, either for arrearages under the former or present Goverement, up 
to the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty- 
three, inclusive, (Monies or certificates due for confiscated property 
purchased, excepted) shall be, and is hereby declared to be fully and 
absolutely made, for the purpose of erecting the necessary Buildings, 
employing Professors and Tutors, and carrying into complete effect the 
Act before recited : And the Treasurer is hereby directed and re- 
quired to commence suits, and to prosocute all persons owing as above 
mentioned, and the monies recovered in consequence thereof, to pay 
into the hands of the Trustees named in said Act or their Successors,, 
to be applied to the purposes aforesaid. Prodded, That nothing 
herein contained shall be construed to prevent the Treasurer or Comp- 
troller from settling with and collecting from the Executors of Rob- 
ert Lanier, deceased, late Treasurer of Salisbury District, such sums 
in cash or certificates, as may, on a final settlement of his acconnts, 
be found to be due to the public; nor shall it extend to prevent their 
collecting from the Sheriffs of that District, their arrearages of Tax- 
es which became due under the present Government, and which ought 
to have been paid into the office of the said Lanier, as Treasurer 
aforesaid ; provided they make such collection within the spa^e of 
two years, after which time the arrearages of that District also shall 
be considered as being included in this gift. 

II. And be it enacted, That all the property that ha9 heretofore, 
or shall hereafter escheat to the State, shall be, and hereby is vested 
in the said Trustees, for the use and benefit of the said University. 

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the 
lands and other property belonging to the University aforesaid, shall 
be, and the same is hereby exempt from all kinds of public taxation. 



[Passed at tlie Session of 1821.] 

Be it enacted &c. That John Haywood, Benjamin Smith, William. 
Polk, Henry Potter,. Archibald D. Murphey, Duncan Cameron, Joseph 
Caldwell, Thomas Winns, Edward Jones, James "Webb, Henry Sea- 
well, Calvin Jones, John D. Hawkins, Robert H. Jones, Jeremiah 
Slade, Joseph II. Bryan, Robert Williams, "William Gaston,. Thomas 
Brown, Francis Locke, Montfort Stokes, Thomas L>ve, Archibald Me- 
Bride, Atlas Jones, Lewis Williams, William McPheters, Frederick 
Nash, Thomas Ruffin, James W. Clark, John Stanley, Bartlett Yan- 
cey, Leonard Henderson, John Branch, William Miller, Simmons J. 
Baker, George E. Badger, Kemp Plummer, Thomas D. Bennehan, 
Willie P. Mangum, James Mebane, John "Witherspoon, John B. Ba- 
ker, James Iredell, William D. Martin, Joseph B. Skinner, James C. 
Johnston, Enoch Sawyer, Alfred Moore, John D. Toomer, John Owen, 
Gabriel Holmes, Romulus M. Saunders, Lewis D. Schweinitz and 
Thomas P. Devereux, are hereby declared to be Trustees of the Uni- 
versity of this State, and the successors of the Trustees appointed by 
an Act of the General Assembly of this State, passed in the year one 
thousand seven hundred and eight3'-nine, entitled, " An Act to estab- 
lish a University in this State," and that the appointment of the 
Trustees aforesaid, is hereby confirmed, and they are declared to have 
all the power and authority heretofore conferred by law on the Trus- 
tees of said Instituti n. 

2. Bj it enacted, That the Board of Trustees ot the- University 
shall consist of sixty-five members, all of whom shall be resident citi- 
zens of this State. 

3. Be it enacted, That the additional number of Trustees hereby 
authorized shall be elected by joint ballot of both Houses of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, and that, hereafter, when any vacancy or vacancies, shall 
happen in the said Board, by death, resignation, refusal to act, remov- 
al out of this State or other cause, it shall be the duty of the Presi- 
dent of the Board to communicate, or cause to be communicated by 
the Secretary, to the General Assembly, the said vacancy or vacancies 


and thereupon, they shall elect by joint ballot of both houses, a suita- 
ble person or persons to fill the same. 

4. Be it enacted, That the Board of Trustees shall hare power to 
vacate the appointment, and remove a Trustee for improper conduct, 
stating the cause of such removal on their journal : Provided, that 
the same shall be done at an anuual meeting of the Board, and that 
there shall be present at the doing thereof, at least twenty of the 
members of the Board. 

5. Be it enacted, That the Governor of this Stare for the time be- 
ing, shall be, and he is hereby declared to be President of the Board 
of Trustees of the University, and as such, shall preside at all 
the meetings of the said Board at which he may be present : and 
if, by indisposition or other cause, the Governor shall be ab- 
sent fromany meeting of the Board, he may appoint, in writing, some 
other person, being a Trustee, to act as President for the time being, 
and who shall preside accordingly -. and if, at any time, the Governor 
shall be absent at the meeting of the Board, and shall not have ap- 
pointed, as aforesaid, a President, it shall be lawful for the Board to 
apppoint a President for the time being, who shall preside as such. 

6. Be it enacted, That there shall be an annual meeting of the 
Board of Trustees during the Session of the General Assembly, in the 
city of Raleigh, and at such time and place as the President of the 
Board may appoint; and at any of the annual meetings of the Board 
any number of Trustees, not less than seven, shall constitute a quo. 
rum, and be competent to exercise full power and authority to do the 
business of the Board ; and the said Board er the President thereof 
shall have power to appoint special meetings of the Trustees, at such 
time and place as, in their opinion, the interest of the Institution may 
require ; but no special meeting shall have power to revoke or alter 
any order, resolution or vote of an annual meeting. 

7. Be it enac'e I, That in case the office of Secretary or Treasurer 
of the Board of Trustees of the University, shall be vacant from any 
cause whatever, in the recess of the Board the President shall appoint 
a suitable person to fill the same, until the annual meeting of the 
Board of Trustees, at which time the said Board shall elect a proper 
person to fill the said vacancy. 

8. Be it enacted, That the second section of an Act passed in the 
year one thousand eight hundred and five, entitled, " An Act appoint- 


ing the Governor for the time being, President of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the University," and that so much of the several acts of the 
General Assembly of this State, as is inconsistent with this Act, be, 
and the same is hereby repealed ; and that this Act shall be in force 
from and alter the ratification thereof. 


[Passed at the Session of 1824.} 

Be it enacted &c„ That the Board of Trustees at their annual meet- 
ing, may, by resolution, vote or ordinance, from time to time, as to 
them shall seem meet, limit, control and restrain the business to be 
transacted, and the power to be possessed and exercised by special 
meetings of the Board, called according to the sixth section of the 
above recited act ; and the powers of such special meetings shall be 
limited, controled and restrained accordingly. And every order, vote, 
resolution, or other acts done, made or adopted by any special meet- 
ing, contrary to any order, resolution, vote or ordinance of the Board, 
at an annual meeting, shall be absolutely, to all intents and purposes 
null and void. 

[Revised Code, Chapter 113.] 

1. Any licence granted to retail spirituous liquors, wines or cordials 
at Chapel Hill, or within two miles thereof, shall be void. 

2. No person shall erect, keep, or maintain or have at Chapel Hill, 
or within two miles thereof, any tippling house, establishment or 
place, for the sale of wines, cordials, spirituous or malt liquor. 

3. No person in the State, without permission in writing, from the 
President of the University, or some member of the Faculty, shall sell 
or offer to sell or deliver to any Student of the University, or to any 
other person, any cordial, wine, spirituous or malt liquor, for the pur- 
pose of being used, or with knowledge that the same will be u£ed, at 
Chapel Hill, or within two miles thereof by any such Student, 


4. No person at or within two miles of Chapel Hill, shall give or 
furnish any electioneering treat or entertainment. 

5. No person shall set up, keep or maintain at Chapel Hill, or 
within five miles thereof, any public billiard table, or other public 
table of any kind, at which games of chance or skill, by What ever 
name called, may be played. 

6. No person, without permission in writing obtained therefor 
from the President of the University, or some member of its Faculty, 
seven days beforehand, shall exhibit at Chapel Hill, or within five 
miles thereof, any theatricals, slight of hand or equestrian perform- 
ances, or any dramatic recitations or representations, or any rope or 
wire dancing, natural or artificial curiosities, or any concert, serenade, 
or performance in music, singing or dancing. 

7. Any person who shall offend against any of the provisions of 
this chapter, hereinbefore recited, shall be deemed guilty of misde> 

8. Any contract or agreement by any Student of the University, 
being then a minor, with any shop-keeper, merchant, trader, or other 
person-, upon the sale of any wine, cordial, spirituous or malt liquors, 
or of any goods, wares or merchandise, or of any article of trade, or 
with the keeper of any livery stable, shall be void, unless the same, if 
made at or within two miles of Chapel Hill, be made under the writ- 
ten permission of the President of the University, or some member of 
its Faculty ; or if made at a greater distance from Chapel Hill, under 
the written consent of the person who may have the control or au- 
thority of such Student. 

9. Every contract made with a Student of the University, con- 
rary to the provisions of the preceding section-, shall be void, and 

may be avoided on account of any of the matters therein contained 
on the plea of the general issue ; on the trial whereof, if it appear 
that the defendent was, at the time of the alleged contract, a Student 
of the University, it shall be presumed that he was, at the making 
thereof, a minor. 

10. Every such contract shall be incapable of being confirmed, 
and any promise or obligation given by such Student, after his arrival 
at full age, shall bo void. 



(Adopted January 2, 1835.) 


Be it ordained, That a Committee of seven members of this Board 
{of whom the President shall ex officio, be one) shall be appointed at 
"every regular annual meeting of the Board, to be called " the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Trustees of the University of North Carolina," 
a majority of whom shall form a quorum for transacting business: 
that all the duties heretofore assigned to, and powers vested in, the 
Land Committee, the Commute of Appointments, and the Building 
Committee, be, and they are hereby assigned to, and vested in, the 
Executive Committee hereby provided for. 

The Secretary of the Board of Trustees shall be Secretary of the 
Executive Committee ; he shall attend their meetings, and enter their 
proceedings in a regular Journal, to be kept for that purpose. 

The Executive Committee shall have power to make such contracts 
for the sale of the property and effects, both real and personal, of 
the University, as they may deem best for the interest of the same. 

The Executive Committee shall have power to alter, change and 
regulate the course of studies and discipline prescribed at the Uni- 
versity, and to dismiss any Professor or Tutor for such cause as they 
may deem sufficient. 

All the Acts of the Executive Committee, under the authority of 
this Ordinance, shall be fully stated in the Journal of this Commit- 
tee, and shall be laid before the Trustees at the next regular annual 
meeting of the Board. 

All former Ordinances and Resolutions of the Board of Trustees, 
creating a Committee of Appointments, a Land Committee and a 
Building Committee, are hereby repealed. 

The Executive Committee to be appointed under this Ordinance, 
shall have power to fill all vacancies happening in their own body. 



(Revised April 2, 1859.) 


The Faculty of the University of North Carolina shall 
be composed of the President and Professors, a majority 
of whom being assembled, after clue notice given by the 
President or presiding Professor, to all the members, 
shall be competent to the transaction of business. 

2. Every matter brought before the Faculty, shall be 
decided by votes, and it shall be the additional privilege 
of the President, or presiding Professor, to give a cast- 
ing vote, when otherwise there would be a tie. 

3. The Professors shall take rank according to the 
date of their appointment. 

4. The President may convoke the Faculty at his 
discretion, and the Faculty may also meet by adjourn- 

5. The opinion or vote of any member of the Facul- 
ty, shall not be made known directly or indirectly to any 
one who is not a member of the body, except when ex- 
press order shall be given to that effect by a unanimous 
decision of the Faculty. 

6. A member of the Faculty shall not be a sitting 
member of any Society of Students. 

7. It shall be the duty of every member of the Fac- 
ulty individually, to be vigilant in carrying into effect 


every law of the College: and to report to the President 
or to the Faculty such transgressions as ought to be 
punished by that body. 

8. The Faculty shall keep a record of their proceed- 
ings, the senior Tutor shall be their Clerk, and make a 
fair and regular entry of their transactions in a book 
kept for that purpose. This record shall be laid before 
the board of Trustees when required by them. 

9. Xo act of the Faculty, which is not recorded by 
their order, shall be considered valid. 

10. It shall be the duty of the Tutors to reside in 
the buildings of the University, to maintain order and 
decorum among the students, and to assist under the di- 
rection ot the President and Professors, in the instruc- 
tion of the classes. It is the duty of the Tutors to de- 
vote their time and attention exclusively, to the faithful 
instruction of the classes committed to them, constant 
and vigilant efforts to maintain discipline, or the prose- 
cution of literary or scientific pursuits and investigations; 

11. The Professors and Tutors shall, in succession, 
examine the rooms of the College, at least once a week, 
and see that cleanliness and neatness be preserved. In 
these visitations, they shall take an account of the locks, 
dooi-s, windows and furniture, with the names of the in- 
habitants in each room. When damage of any descrip- 
tion in the College buildings is at any time observed by 
a member of the Faculty, it shall be his duty to report 
it as soon afterwards as possible to the Bursar, that it 
may be immediately repaired. 

12. It is the duty of every instructor to be punctual 
in the discharge of his duties, and especially to be pres- 
ent at the opening and close of each session, and during 
the entire period of every examination. He must not 
depart at the close, until the report is agreed upon, re- 
duced to writing and signed by the presiding officer. 

13. It shall be the duty of each instructor, when he 
•is to hear a class recite, to go to the Recitation Room, 

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aud take possession of it a reasonable time before the 
hour for the bell to ring, to prevent assemblages of 
Students before the proper time, and to see that the Re- 
citation Room is in a proper condition for the reception 
of the class. The recitation of the class shall continue 
through the hour, or at least until the bell shall give no- 
tice of its expiration. 

14. Every Professor shall have a room appropriated 
to him in the College. It is expected of the Professors, 
as pertinent to their office to pass as much of their time 
every day in these rooms, as they conveniently can, to 
aid in the order and instruction of the College. The 
Board of Trustees will also look to the Professors to 
visit in succession the rooms of the Students at night, 
as often as convenient. 

15. The President is a Trustee, aud the regular and 
proper organ of communication between the Faculty and 
the several members thereof, and the Board of Trustees, 
through whom all memorials or propositions relating to 
the Institution must be made. 

16. The Faculty of the University, that is, the Pres- 
ident and Professors, by aud with the consent of the 
Trustees, shall have the power of conferring all such 
degrees or marks of literary distinction as are usually 
conferred in Colleges or Universities. 

17. The degree of Bachelor of Arts shall not be con- 
ferred on any member of the College, until he shall 
have been a Student at least one year; but the honorary 
degree of Bachelor of Arts, may be conferred agreeably 
to former custom. 

chapeexi rr. 


1. One of the Professors shall be appointed Bursar 
of the University. It shall be his duty to receive from 
the Studeuts the money or drafts of money they may 


bring with them, and disburse the same in paying the 
Board, Tuition Fees, College Dues, and other necessary 
expenses of the Students. He shall keep an account 
of the money received and disbursed, for each Student, 
and at the close of each session, he shall render a copy 
of such account to the Parent or Guardian of each Stu- 
dent, and pay the balance (if any there be) to such Pa- 
rent or Guardian, or to his or her written order. 

2. Each Student on his arrival at the University, shall 
pay over to the Bursar all money, or drafts for money, 
which may be committed to him for the payment of 
College expenses ; and for his so doing, shall be consid- 
ered as acting under a pledge of honor. 

3. It shallbethe duty of the Bursar, at the beginning 
of each Session, to render to the Treasurer of the Board 
an account of all his receipts arising from tuition and 
room-rent, and from the deposits of the Student, for 
repairs and damages, and of his disbursements of the 
eame, with the vouchers for said disbursement; and he 
shall pay into the Treasury at the close of each session 
all balances which may be in his hands. 

4. At the beginning of every session, the Students 
shall pay in advance, five dollars each as room-rent, 
and at the same time deposit with the Bursar three dol- 
lars each, to repair any damage they may commit ; which 
sum, as far as unexpended,, shall be returned at the end 
of the session; but if the damage shall exceed the sum 
deposited, the author shall pay the excess. 

5. A Student shall not live in the College buildings 
in the vacation, without permission expressly obtained 
from the Bursar, or in his absence from some member 
of the Faculty. The officer is expected to register the 
name of the Student thus permitted to reside, who is 
considered as pledging himself to make good all dam- 
ages which he may commit. For all damages done in 
the room which he occupies, he is responsible, whether 
he oause them personally or not ; and he may be di- 


rected to relinquish his residence in the huildings at 
any time in the vacation. 

6. The Students, on leaving their rooms at the end 
of the session, or at anytime during the vacation, shall 
put the keys of their rooms into the hands of the Bur- 

7. It shall be the duty of the Bursar, at the beginning 
of every vacation, to have the doors and windows of the 
public buildings carefully fastened, where they are not 
inhabited. And if damages be done which he could 
not prevent, and of which the authors are unknown, he 
shall repair them at the expense of the Board. 

8. When a Stndent occupies a room atthe.beginning 
of a session, he shall continue in it until the end of the 
session, unless a change be permitted or directed by the 

9. If a Student be present at the beginning of a 
session, he may claim the room occupied by him at the 
end of the preceding session ; but if not, it may be 
inhabited by the first occupant. More than two per- 
sons may not live in one room at any time, without per- 
mission specially obtained. 

10. The Faculty may interdict any house in the village 
as improper for the reception of Students as boarders, 
on account of the irregularities in which they are per- 
mitted or tempted to live, or the disorderly and perni- 
cious examples set before them. 

11. A Student may not occupy a room for residence 
out of the College, till each of the rooms shall have 
two inmates. But Professors may receive Students to 
reside in their houses, and the Faculty may permit a 
Student to reside in the village, when they shall judge 
his situation requires 6uch indulgence. 

12. The Students shall keep their rooms clean, and 
shall not put or procure to be introduced into the Col- 
lege, filth of any kind. Nor shall they throw on the 
outside of the College, against the walls, or around the 


buildings, any sort of dirt or rubbish, under such pen- 
alty, as the offence may deserve. 

13. If any Student shall cut or injure the buildings 
or furniture of the College, or in any manner disfigure 
or deface them, especially with obscenity, profaneness 
or vulgarity, he shall, beside making good the damage. 
be subject to such other punishment as may be judged 

14. There shall be no ball-playing in or among the 
College buildings or against ibe walls. All athletic ex- 
ercises must be kept at a distance, so as to prevent dam- 
age to the buildings and interruption to study. The 
use of camphene and burning iluid endangers life and 
property, and is prohibited in the College buildings, and 
in all rooms occupied by Students. 



1. Xo person but a Trustee or Member of the Faculty, 
shall at any time have access to the Library, without 
the presence of the Librarian or some officer of the Col- 

2. The Librarian, at the end of cyqvv session, shall 
present to the Faculty a written report of the state of 
the Library. 

8. Such books as, by a determination of the Faculty, 
ought not to be taken out by the Students, maybe con- 
sulted by them in the Library, on such days, and within 
6uch hours as shall be appointed by the Faculty. 

4. A Student may not at any time, takedown a book 
from the shelves of the Library. The Librarian alone 
is to deliver it to him, and return it to its place. 

5. When a Student shall take a book out of the Li- 
brary, he shall sign a receipt, in which the book shall 
be specified by the Librarian. 


6. -A volume shall not be kept out of the Library 
more than one week, without being returned to the Li- 
brarian, and the receipt for it renewed. If any other 
person shall want the volume at the end of that time, 
the one who has already had it, shall not then take it 
out anew. 

7. When a book shall be given out or returned, the 
Librarian shall examine it, to see if it be damaged or 
deiaced ; and if a Student shall deface or damage a book 
belonging to the Library, he shall pay according to the 
damage done, as estimated by the Faculty even to '.be 
replacing of the set. If he shall lose it he shall pay to 
the Librarian its value, as estimated by the Faculty, ci 
else he shall replace it as above. If he shall fail to le- 
turn it in two weeks after taking it out of the library 
he may be judged to have lost it, ai d the Faculty may 
proceed accordingly. If a Student shall refuse to com- 
ply with the decisions of the Faculty on these subjects, 
he may be admonished, suspended or dismissed, as the 
nature of the case may require. 

8. The Librarian shall keep a catalogue of all the 
books of the Library. If any book shall be presented 
to the University, the name and residence of the donor 
shall be recorded. 

9. The Librarian shall appoint a day and hour for 
delivering and receiving books, and shall attend once a 
week for these purposes. 

10. While the Students are attending at the Library 
they shall observe an orderly deportment. 

11. A Student shall not lend a book which be has 
taken out of the Library, without permission from the 



The two Literary Societies, having by former com- 
pact agreed to apportion between them the College 
Buildings, and to make good the damages and dilapi- 
dations they may sustain, the following partition shall 
be recognized and respected, to wit: the East Building 
shall be known as the Philanthropic, and the West Build- 
ing, as the Dialectic Hall, and the longitudinal apportion- 
ment of the South Building, as it exists at present, shall 
be maintained. 



1. To take regular standing as a Student in the Uni- 
versity, a candidate must sustain an approved examina- 
tion before the Faculty on such parts of the plan of ed- 
ucation as have been already prosecuted by the class in- 
to which he would enter. 

2. To become a Student on partial or irregular stand- 
ing, the candidate, if he be not twenty-one year3 of age, 
must exhibit a certificate' from his parent or guardian, 
that he is permitted to enter on such terms. If he would 
prosecute any branch of science, into which any class 
is already advanced, he must be examined with appro- 
bation on such parts of the science, as the class has al- 
ready completed. 

3. Every Student at his admission, shall obtain a copy 
of the Laws, and a certificate with the name of the Pres- 
ident, signed by himself, of the Students regular admis- 
sion into the University ; and these shall be at all times 
a necessary testimonial of his being a Student, to be 
shown when called for, to any member of the Faculty. 

4. Every person on admission into the University, 
shall pay the College dues for the session, in advance. 

5. If a Student shall enter before the session shall be 


half elapsed, he shall pay for the whole session ; if he 
shall arrive at the middle of the session or after it, he 
shall pay for half the session only ; but room-rent shall 
always be paid for the whole session. 

6. If any person whose object it is to become a Stu- 
dent, shall fail to report himself to the President on 
the first day after his arrival, he shall be excluded, if 
his reasons for delay be deemed invalid by the Faculty. 

7. Any native of the State, desirous of prosecuting 
his studies in the University, who shall furnish satisfac- 
tory evidence of good talents, studious habits and ex- 
emplary morals, and who shall be unable to defray the 
expense of tuition, may, at the discretion of the Fac- 
ulty, be admitted to all the recitations of the Classes, 
free from any demand for Tuition. Such beneficiaries 
may occupy the rooms of the College, free of rent, when 
the rooms are not necessary for the accommodation of 
such Students as pay tuition and room-rent. 

8. The Faculty shall be authorized in all cases, when, 
from examination, reasonable hopes shall be entertain- 
ed that deficiencies can be made up, to admit applicants 
for a single session, to whom regular standing shall be 
awarded at the end of that time, if the individual shall 
upon examination, be found entitled to it. 

9. An applicant shall not ordinarily be admitted into 
the University under the age of sixteen ; but any ap- 
plicant exhibiting in the opinion of the Faculty, the 
requisite strength and maturity of physical aDd mental 
constitution, and ample acquirements, and producing 
satisfactory testimonials of established moral character 
and steady habits, may be admitted in the sound dis- 
cretion of the Faculty, though he may not have attained 
this age. 

10. A Student shall not be permitted to make any 
alterations in the studies which he has undertaken to 
prosecute in any session, until the session shall expire. 



1. The business of the University shall commence 
without delay, on the first day of the session, and ex- 
cept in cases where the Faculty shall, for special reasons, 
direct otherwise, — 

2. From the 1st of November to the 15th of February, 
morning prayers shall be a quarter before 7 o'clock ; the 
rest of the year, morning prayers shall be at sun-rise. — 
From the first of September to the first of May the hours 
of study in the forenoon shall be from 9 till 12, and from 
2 till 5 in the afternoon ; and the bell shall be rung for 
summoning the Students to their rooms at 8 o'clock in 
the evening. Through the other part of the year, the 
hours of study in the forenoon shall be from half past 
8 till 12, and from 3 till G in the afternoon ; and the bell 
shall be rung in the evening at 9 o'clock. 

3. After the ringing of the bell at night, till break- 
fast on the following morning, the time not devoted to 
sleep is due to study, and it is the duty of the Student, 
if not engaged in the preparation of his lessons, to be 
in his room, and to maintain order and quiet there. 

4. Every Student shall regularly and punctually at- 
tend the recitation of his class, at the place appointed 
by his Instructor, and at the ringing of the bell to give 
him notice. lie is not to be at the door of the recita- 
tion Room nor within it, nor loitering about the doors 
or passages of the buildings, before such notice is given. 
His Professor or Tutor shall call him to account for ab- 
sence or delay or neglect of preparation on the subjects 
assigned, and shall be thejudgc of his excuse. If agood 
reason be not shown for the delinquency, he may be 
cited before the Faculty to answer for it. 

5. Whenever the absences of a Stucient other than 
those occasioned by sickness, or consequent upon per- 
mission either from morning or evening prayers, from 
divine worship or from recitation, shall exceed iu any 


one month one third the whole number which such Stu- 
dent was bound to attend, the fact shall be reported to 
his Parent or Guardian, with a request that he be forth- 
with withdrawn from the Institution, or lie shall be dis- 
missed or suspended, at the discretion of the Faculty. 

6. Every Student shall observe a strict propriety of 
conduct at recitation or lecture ; refraining- from every- 
thing which shall interrupt business, or divert the at- 
tention of others ; he shall not recline or lounge upon 
the benches, nor be employed in eating, reading news- 
papers, nor any book or paper whatever, except such as 
the Professor or Tutor at the time shall direct. Iti- the 
duty of the Student to atteud exclusively to the subjects 
of lecture or recitation, as they proceed, with a view to 
his own improvement and to that of the class. For 
gross or persevering violations of these rules of deco- 
rum, he may be forthwith dismissed from the room, when 
his Instructor shall deem it necessary. 

7. Xo Student shall absent himself from the Univer- 
sity during the session, without permission first obtained 
from the President, or the presiding Professor. But leave 
of absence from recitation may be granted to a Student 
by his Professor or Tutor. 

8. If any Student shall be habitually indolent or in- 
attentive to business, or absent from prayers, recitation 
or public worship, or at any other time when it shall be 
his duty to attend, he shall be subject to penalty accor- 
ding to the aggravation of his delinquency. 

9. No Student without permission from the President 
or presiding Professor, shall go beyond the prescribed 
limits in study hours, or at any other time when the bell 
may call him to his duty. 

10. A Student shall not receive visitors in his room, 
nor shall he visit others in the hours of study, without 
leave from a member of the Faculty. 

11. No Student shall disturb or attempt any imposi- 
tion on any of his fellow Students ill any manner what- 


ever ; and every Student shall preserve order and deco- 
rum in his own room, and shall be responsible for all 
disorder committed in it, unless he give information, 
when in his power, of the person or persons from whom 
it proceeded. 

12. At the ringing of the bell the first time in the 
morning, the Students shall rise to prepare for business. 
As soon as the bell shall ring a second time, they shall 
repair to the hall without delay and attend prayers. 

13. Xo shouting, whistling, dancing, or any boisterous 
noise shall be permitted in the passages or rooms or from 
the windows of the College at any time, upon such pen- 
alty as the nature of the offence may, in the judgment 
of the Faculty, properly incur. The Students shall not 
station themselves, either singly or in groups in the 
doors or passages, at the well, or anywhere among the 
buildings, especially in the hours of study ; and at any 
time when it shall appear necessary to the order of the 
College, such assemblies may be broken up and dispersed 
by any member of the Faculty. 

14. A Student seen in the campus after the ringing 
of the notice bell at night may be held to an accounrt 
therefor, and if fouud there in time of a disturbance, 
shall be deemed a participator. 



1. If any Student shall deny the being of a God, or 
the divine authority ol the Holy Scriptures, or shall as- 
sert and endeavor to propagate among the Students, any 
principle subversive of the Christian religion, he shall be 

2. Every Student, whether he live in College or in 
the village, shall attend public prayers morning and 
evening in the Chapel, and while attending shall refrain 
from all noise, presenting and conducting himself with 


such reverence and decorum as are suited to these sacred 
services. On Sunday it shall he the duty of every Stu- 
dent to be present at the reading or delivery of a sermon 
in the Chapel, at the hour appointed by the Faculty for 
that purpose. No whispering, talking, reading, eating, 
laughing, or indecent behaviour of any kind shall be 
allowed on such occasions. 

3. The Students shall attend such instructions in mor- 
als or religion, as their Professors and Tutors or the 
Faculty jointly shall appoint on Sunday. And if any 
Student absent himself, or evade such instructions, he 
shall be punished by his instructor, or by the Faculty 
according to his offence. 

4. Communicants may attend divine worship on the 
Sabbath, in the village, whenever there is service in 
the Churches to which they respectively belong. 

5. On Sunday, the Students shall refrain from their 
ordinary diversions and exercises. They shall not fish, 
hunt or swim, nor shall they walk far abroad, but shall 
observe a quiet and orderly behaviour. 


1. All profane and indecent language shall be utterly 
excluded from the University. The Student who is 
guilty of using such language, and on being warned, 

\ still perseveres, shall be admonished, suspended or dis- 
missed, according to his offence. 

2. A Student shall not possess nor expose to another, 
any book or picture that is impious or obscene. 

3. No Student shall make or attend horse-races, nor 
I bet upon them. They shall not keep fowls, nor in any 
i manner participate in sporting with them. 

4. A Student shall not engage in a game of hazard, 
,i Dor shall he make any bet. 

5. If any Student shall use any indecent gesture or 
U language to any other Student or person, he shall be li- 
I able to be admonished. 


6. If any Student shall be convicted of lying, he 
shall be admonished, suspended or dismissed, according 
to the degree of the offence. 

7. A Student who shall reside within two miles of 
the University in the vacation, shall be subject to the 
laws of the Institution in regard to moral conduct, so 
as to be responsible for violations of them, when he shall 
apply for admission in the ensuing session. 

8. If a Student shall strike another Student in an- 
ger, or in any manner be guilty of a breach of the peace, 
it is a high offence and shall be punished as such. 

9. rJo insulting language or treatment shall be offered 
by a Student or any number of the Students, to the peo- 
ple of the village, the country around the University, 
or of any other place. 

10. If any Student or Students shall destroy or tres- 
pass on the property in the village or elsewhere, the au- 
thority of the College shall inflict an exemplary pun- 
ishment on him or them, and any combination to pre- 
vent the execution of the civil law shall be severely 

11. It is recommended to the Students to be plain in 
their dress, but it is required of them to be neat and 
cleanly. If any Student be negligent in this respect, it 
shall be the duty of the College ollicers to admonish him 
for it, and if he persevere, to report him to the Faculty. 


1. If any Student shall be found guilty of intoxica- 
tion during his connection with the University, he shall 
be dismissed. No application for the re-admission of 
any such Student shall be entertained for at least two 
months from the time of his dismission. If the deeis- 
sion be in his favor, he shall not be re-admitted, until he 
shall have passed an approved examination, on the 
studies pursued by the class in the meantime. 

2. jSTo Student shall go to a tavern, beer-house, or 
any such place, for the purposes of entertainment or 


amusement, without permission from some officer of the 
College; nor shall he, ou any occasion, keep company 
with "persons of publicly bad character, under penalty 
of admonition, and if the practice he continued, of sus- 
pension or dismission. 


1. Every Student who shall send to any person a 
Challenge or message, either in writing or otherwise, 
purporting to be a challenge to light a duel, shall be ex- 

2. Every Student who shall be the bearer of any 
challenge or message, in writing Or otherwise, purport- 
ing to be a challenge, or in any wise relating thereto ; 
or who shall either directly or indirectly, have any agen- 
cy therein, or in the duel that may be the consequence 
thereof, shall bo expelled. 

8. Any Student who shall accept a challenge to light 
a duel, shall be expelled. 

4. "When a Student shall be expelled in consequence 
of the provisions of these Ordinances, he shall be de- 
livered over to the civil authority, to be prosecuted as 
the law directs. 

5. The Faculty of the University shall have full 
cognizance and jurisdiction of all offences under these 
laws against the atrocious act of duelling, and are here- 
by authorized and required to carry the same into full 

6. ISTo Student shall keep a dog or fire-arms, or gun- 
powder, lie shall not carry, keep or own at the Col- 
lege, or within the village of Chapel Hill, a sword, dirk, 
sword-cane, or any deadly weapon ; nor shall he use 
fire-arms without permission from the President : and 
if any Student shall offend herein, he shall be suspend- 
ed for a period of not less than three weeks, or be dis- 
missed at. the discretion of the Faculty. 



1. At all times the Students shall deport and express 
themselves respectfully towards the Faculty, and every 
member of it. Any deficiency in this duty shall be 
considered as peculiarly in conflict with ths laws and 
principles essential to a College, and shall be punish- 
ed accoi'dingly. 

2. If a Student making application for a privilege or 
immunity to one member of the Faculty, be refused, ho 
shall not go to another member with the same request 
without informing him of the fact. His application, 
however, may be renewed, if he shall think proper, to 
the Faculty as a body. 

3. If any Student on being requested by any mem- 
ber of the Faculty to open the door of the chamber 
where he is, shall refuse or delay to comply, the door 
may be forced open and the Student compelled to make 
good the damage, and be otherwise punished as the Fac- 
ulty shall judge proper. 

4. If in any such room in the College or Village, a mem- 
ber of the Faculty shall suspect that persons or spiritu- 
ous liquors are concealed in a closet, recess, box, desk, 
bureau or other place, the Student may acquit himself 
of the suspicion, by opening and submitting such place 
to inspection ; but if he decline to do so, he shall be 
deemed guilty of the suspected concealment, and pun- 
ished accordingly. I* 

5. If any Student shall be sent for by any member 
of the Faculty, and shall fail to come, he shall be held 
guilty of contempt of authority, and be punished ac- 

6. If any clubs or combinations of Students, shall at 
any time take place, either for resisting the authority 
of the College, interfering in its government, showing 
disrespect to the Faculty, or to any of its members, or 
for concealing or executing any evil design, the Facul- 
y are empowered and directed to break up all such 


combinations as soon as discovered, and to inflict a se- 
verer punishment on each individual, than if the offence 
intended had been committed in his individual capaci- 
ty, whatever be the number concerned, or whatever 
be the consequence to the College. 

6. Written petitions for the removal of grievances, 
shall not be. signed by more than, three Students.. 




1. Should any Student be absent fto® examination^ f 
he may be summoned before the' Faculty to show the- 
reasons of such absence, and he- shall be examined pub- 
licly by theFaculty, before he shall be permitted to join, 
his classi 

2. If a Student at an examination be found deficient, 
he may be publicly mentioned as a bad scholar by the- 
Faculty or Trustees, admonished to greater diligence, 
or put into such class as may sui% his: standing. 

3. On the day ot Commencement, the candidates for- 
the degrees, shall perform such exercises as shall be ap- 
pointed them, and no candidate shall decline the excer- 
cise assigned hirm under penalty of being refused his 

4. Every person obtaining a diploma, shall pay to- 
the President of the University, for the degree of Bach- 
elor of Arts, four dollars, and for the degree ofl'Mastei- 
of Arts, five. 

15. Nothing indecent, profane, or immoral, shall at any 
time be delivered on the public stage, under such penal- 
ty as the Faculty or Trustees shall think necessary. — 
And with a view to preserve all public exercises of the- 
Students from impropriety of any kind, every Student, 
during the whole, of his Senior year, and previously to his-, 
3. * J 


Commencement peifomiances, especially, shall show to 
the President or to some officer designated by him, the 
whole of what he proposes to speak, and shall not fail to 
observe such con ections as shall be made, and if any 
Student pronounce anything in public of a censurable 
nature, in opposition to the corrections or directions of 
the officer to whom he has shown his piece, the Presi- 
dent may stop him on the public stage, and he shall be 
otherwise censured as the Trustees or Faculty shall de- 

16. The Marshal and his four assistants, will, as here- 
tofore, be recommended by the Senior Class and appoint- 
ed by the Trustees ; but the office shall be conferred on 
no one who is not shewn to be a regular member of the 
Junior Class, and punctual in the performance of his 
collegiate duties. 



The punishments authorized for enforcing the laws 
shall be : 

1. Private admonition by a member of the Faculty. 

2. Admonition before the Faculty, by the President, 
or in his absence, by any one of the members whom the 
("acuity shall appoint. 

3. Admonition before the class to which the Student 
belongs, by the President, or in his absence, by one of 
the members of the Faculty. < 

4. Public admonition before all the Students. This 
may be accompanied with a public confession of the 
fault, and a promise of reformation. 

5. Suspension for a fixed time, not exceeding six 
months. This may be attended with admonition be- 
fore the Trustees. 


6. Dismission. 

7. Expulsion ; which punishment, except in cases of 
duelling, shall not be inflicted but with the sanction of 
five Trustees assembled. 

8. When any Student shall be suspended, dismissed 
or expelled, the President or presiding Professor shall 
address a letter to the parent or guardian of such Stu- 
dent, informing him of the event and its cause. 

9. Any Student who may be suspended or dismiss- 
ed by the Faculty, shall depart within 48 hours, and 
shall not, during his suspension, or during the remain- 
der of the session in which he is dismissed, reside with- 
in two miles of the University, upon pain of a change 
of sentence by the Trustees into that of expulsion. To 
this, exception is admissible, when the parents of the 
Student live within the assigned limits. 

10. When a Student shall so persist in habits of indo- 
lence and neglect of collegiate duties, or in disorderly 
behavior, that there is no hope of reclaiming him to hab- 
its of industry and order, it shall be the duty of the 
President to address a letter to the parent or guardian of 
such Student, stating the circumstances and advising 
him to withdraw him from the Institution ; provided 
nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall be bo 
construed as to prevent the Faculty from suspending any 
Student when the same shall appear necessary. 

11. ISTo Student shall associate or keep company with 
any person expelled froni the University, on pain of 
such punishment as the Faculty shall think proper to 
inflict, consistently with the laws of the Institution ; pro- 
vided that such punishment shall not extend to expul-